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How Do Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Reduce The Side Effects Of Hormonotherapy

2015-01-24 07:59

How Do Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Reduce The Side Effects Of HormonotherapyNephrotic Syndrome is a collection of symptoms that indicate kidney damage and it includes proteinuria, hyperlipidemia, edema and hypoalbuminia. Most children are suffering from this disease. At present, the cause of this disease is not so clear but some experts think that nephrotic syndrome has close relation with allergic reaction. Therefore, adrenocortical hormone is considered as the drug of first choice. However, since treating kidney disease requires a large dosage of hormone and it takes a long time, it is easy to produce many side effects and complications. Well, many patients want to know how to reduce the side effects of hormonotherapy.

Most clinical experiments have proven that if the following aspects are under control, it can reduce the side effects and complications, improve curative effects and decrease the relapsing rate.

1. prevent respiratory tract infection

Upper Respiratory tract infection is a common disease and it is also the main factor of blocking hormonotherapy and kidney disease relapse. Therefore, you should give top priority to prevent upper respiratory infection. Some tips include:

Try to avoid contact with those having upper respiratory tract infection

Avoid cold weather. Some flu occur more commonly in the winter

Avoid crowded places

2. prevent skin and oral infection

Because the usage of hormones will make decline of body resistance and immunity, people with skin injury or unclean oral tend to get infection. Therefore, patients should take shower, wash hands and feet frequently to keep clean skin. When taking a bath, do not scrub too hard to avoid injury on skin. Patients also need to focus on oral hygiene and good oral care, postprandial must be use toothpicks to remove food residue, and ground mouthwash, dental caries and oral reduce secondary infection.

3. prevent excessive fatigue

If patients have stable illness condition, they should speed more time outside, because this contributes to prevent hypercoagulability and osteoporosis. However, do not have excessive activity lest fatigue induces or worsens kidney disease. Most experts recommend that nephrotic Syndrome patients should sleep at least 8 hours and nap time should not be less than 0.5-1 hour. After activity, if patients feel tired, they should lie on bed and have a good rest. In addition, patients should eat less salt, consume proper protein and calories, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Through proper diet, it can enhance patients’ strength and energy. This can alleviate fatigue and tiredness effectively.

Nephrotic syndrome is a chronic disease. Although medications are indispensible, good caring is also important. As long as nursing care is proper, it can not only reduce side effects and complications due to long term use of hormones, but also improve the curative rate.

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